A 42-year-old member asked:
Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?
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Dr. Umar Latif answered
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation.
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
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